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#1
What is better?

Slower cpu single core with better graphic card

OR

Higher cpu single core with lower graphic card



Generally speaking only and I will not write down any specs or this thread could be polluted by some trigger freaks who are too quick to give advices on buyings parts and not answering the main question.

Thank you for understanding. :)
 

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#2
Who uses a single core CPU these days? :roll:

Too slow of a CPU will bottlenecks fast gpu, and a slow gpu would be wasted on a beast CPU. Gotta find the right balance ;)
 

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Single cpu still used by many people even in this website for different purposes.
 
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Better for what? Gaming, coding, media, etc?
 
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#5
you need to list both specs complet and what you trying to run

Thats just too vague
 
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#6
All depends what your using the computer for?

If your doing some light gaming and browsing the web id go with the first option.

If your not going to game at all then go with the second option.

These days even just watching youtube on a single core system can lag, all depends on the speed of the CPU realy.

I think we need a little more info on what speed the CPU is going to be more then anything to realy give you a clear cut answer :)
 
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I think you need to be less vague on the gpu
 

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#9
single cpu is more important because it's useful not only in games
but if u comparing almost same cpus only differ by frequency and not locked like intel's budgetary ones better select a bit slower cpu
increased fsb/bclock speed gain more performance then just cpu frequency
What? Hes not asking about single or multiple CPUs. Single Core CPUs.

And like everyone is saying, it depends on what your system is used for, but regardless I would be very surprised if someone bought a 1 core CPU these days.

Its all about balancing out the system, and having the right system for the tasks.
 
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Bacon is better than tofu. That's a no brainer.
 
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Higher cpu single core with lower graphic card.

Cause cpu wont struggle to run game and lower end graphic card is maxed out to potential.

and you can OC either or if possible too.
 
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#12
Well right now Newegg has only one single core chip listed AMD Sempron 145 Sargas 2.8GHz and its $38.99 The cheapest dual core AMD A4-3300 Llano 2.5GHz is $39.99 so honestly its a mute discussion. My point is you can purchase more power (dual core) for the same money.

Unless you own both and are trying to determine best combo.
 

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Depends entirely on what you're doing. But I assume it's for BF2, and going by your post history I can sorta guess what system it is, so I'll say GPU.

But again, it really depends ENTIRELY on what you're doind. Not any games at all? CPU all the way. WoW? Harder to say. BF2? GPU probably. Needs moar info!

And BTW, it's almost time to have a Krazy Owl subforum. You create soooo many new threads, most of them on similar topics. :laugh:
 

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Depends entirely on what you're doing. But I assume it's for BF2, and going by your post history I can sorta guess what system it is, so I'll say GPU.

But again, it really depends ENTIRELY on what you're doind. Not any games at all? CPU all the way. WoW? Harder to say. BF2? GPU probably. Needs moar info!

And BTW, it's almost time to have a Krazy Owl subforum. You create soooo many new threads, most of them on similar topics. :laugh:
Another computer to give so I was asking :) I won't list parts for the reason I told and because I have too much spare parts to list. :)
 
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For general purpose, faster CPU will always be more important that a fast gpu definitely. That is me directly answering the question just like was asked :)
 

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Depends entirely on what you're doing. But I assume it's for BF2, and going by your post history I can sorta guess what system it is, so I'll say GPU.

But again, it really depends ENTIRELY on what you're doind. Not any games at all? CPU all the way. WoW? Harder to say. BF2? GPU probably. Needs moar info!

And BTW, it's almost time to have a Krazy Owl subforum. You create soooo many new threads, most of them on similar topics. :laugh:
+1: I feel like I read the same couple threads over and over again. Maybe that sub forum should be called "The Twilight Zone". :roll:

I feel like you could almost google the question.
 

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Another computer to give so I was asking :) I won't list parts for the reason I told and because I have too much spare parts to list. :)
I didn't ask about components, I asked what it's for. For just avarage joe usage, CPU fo sho.
 

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I won't list parts for the reason I told and because I have too much spare parts to list.
If you have that many parts, maybe you should inventory them so next time you go to put components together you don't have to sort through stuff to find out what you have handy. Either way, there is no such thing as too much to list unless there are few enough of it where a list isn't required, in which case it wouldn't be a lot of parts. :p

This is me speaking as a system admin though. I inventory everything.
 
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Great and clear thread title!!!! Deceived as it shows not being about girls/ food /sports / politics ....
 

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Unless its a single core such as a Celeron G440 or above its still going to suck.
 
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I still have 2 machines that are single core but i don't use them often (only for back ups realy). Both run Windows XP and they run pretty quick. One has a FX-57 and the other is a XP 2100+ both do the job fine. I would say watching a 1080P video off youtube with the 2100+ would start to lag though.
 
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#22
I think that the less worse option is the second scenario. In the first option you're effectively capping your GPU, basically throwing away money by paying for capacity you're not able to use. Having a beefy CPU with a weak GPU could be meant for photo/video editing and what not (OpenCL acceleration, etc.) but the first option has zero practical uses IMO.
 
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Another computer to give so I was asking :) I won't list parts for the reason I told and because I have too much spare parts to list. :)
If you have all the hardware you can simply test it yourself in the scenarios you wish to test in.